Ming Dynasty - Wanli Period Deep Polychrome Swatow Bowl - For Sale
Ming Dynasty - Wanli Period Deep Polychrome Swatow Bowl
This is Ming dynasty, Wanli period deep polychrome large swatow bowl. It stands on a short foot rim with a recess base. From the foot rim, it everted slightly and upwards, and then towards a mildly everted mouth rim.
The flattened centre of the bowl depicts the drawing of a very artistic “Hai Ma” shown crossing the sea surrounded by bellows of waves. On the cavetto, there are nine panels of some form of flowering plants while there are eleven panels on the outside of the bowl. This is a shipwreck item.
The polychrome color has worn off on some places with minute marine soil calcification especially on the green part of the color. It does not affect the aesthetic of the bowl. There are also manufacturing faults, pinholes and hairline cracks. There is no repair or restoration. Overall, it is in good condition.
The measurement of the large polychrome glazed bowl: The height is 8.5cm or (3.5”) and the diameter is 20.9cm (8.5”).
Please refer to our stock # M080805016 when inquiring.